kick Scout out?
Steve Souza (76703.633@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Thu, 1 Jul 1993 02:27:35 EDT
quoting From: Robert Craig (rcraig@LIBRARY.CARLETON.CA)
> I think it is crazy that a leader would kick a scout out of a troop.
> Action like this is psychologically disturbing and embarassing. Surely,
> there were other measures that the Leadership team/scouts/parent(s) could
> have taken.
Bob, I just wanted to comment on your statement above... While I agree that
having a boy removed from Scouting &/or a Troop can have long lasting
effects, I believe there are situations that _would_ make it the best
(I do not think the situation described in David's msg was grounds for
removal from Scouting or a Troop, but I don't know the whole story there
I was working with one Troop a few years ago where there was a boy who had a
learning disability, and associated emotional problems who, while on a
supervised campout, was being teased and got angry. He decided to take out
his Scout knife and started chasing the other boy around trying to cut him
with the knife.
Within 4 or 5 seconds he was stopped by the closest adult with no injuries
being done, but...
The PLC of the Troop had a mtg the next day (after the campout) and sent a
reccomendation to the Troop Committee that the boy be expelled from the
Troop (there was a history of other major behavioural problems). The Troop
Committee met and called in the parents, all talked about it, and it was
decided to pull the boys tote'n Chip card and to suspend him for 90 days,
then to accept him back on a probationary basis after that.
Don't know how it would have ended because the family moved out of town a
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